I type as John Denver plays gently in the background. I love all music, but boy this is bringing me down. Sentimental music always seems to be very individual, it has to mean something good to you, be it a good memory or good friend who brings it to you. I prefer Neil Young.
Anyways, i'm recording mr Denver for my mother. She has this Ion turntable- ohh country roads, i do know a Denver track- which seems to require one very important tweak. Ihaven't experienced the static/crackle problem described so often on vinyl recording forums, but i've only done about 30 mins of recording. No, this turntable and its ez converter software are working fine. The tweak however is to turn off AGC, in the hardware properties for the recording device. With the AGC - Auto Gain Control turned off the sound quality is far better. Note however that gain must be applied manually in the ez converter softwre, before recording. +5 gain is working well for this 33rpm vinyl, peak is at the line, peak for John Denver being fairly quiet. He's no Black Sabbath.
So yeh, anytime i see an option on computer to 'auto' do something, its generally worth doing it yourself. Unless its an Apple thing. Then theres probly no choice.- leaving on a jetplane, another one i know. Not so bad is Denver.
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